self-importance Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “self-importance” in the English Dictionary

"self-importance" in British English

See all translations

self-importancenoun [U]

uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.təns/  us   /-ˈpɔːr.t̬əns/ disapproving
the ​belief that you are more ​important or have a ​highervalue than other ​people: He's a ​modest, ​mild-mannered man, without a ​trace of self-importance.
self-important
adjective uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/  us   /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ənt/
self-importantly
adverb uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.tənt.li/  us   /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ənt-/
(Definition of self-importance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-importance" in American English

See all translations

self-importancenoun [U]

 us   /ˌself·ɪmˈpɔrt·əns/
the ​belief that you are more ​important or ​valuable than other ​people: He ​strutted into the ​room, self-importance written all over his ​face.
self-important
adjective  us   /ˌself·ɪmˈpɔrt·ənt/
You are a self-important little twerp.
(Definition of self-importance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “self-importance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自大, 自负…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自大, 自負…
What is the pronunciation of self-importance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More